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Tom Robinson: Staying True

Simon Frith, The Observer, June 1986

THEY MET AGAIN, after all these years, in a hotel corridor in Manchester, John Lydon and Tom Robinson, the yin and yang of punk politics. Robinson, Mr Positive, who did his bit for every worthy cause; Lydon, Mr Negative, who sneered at anyone who tried to pet him. 'Heh, heh,' leered Lydon, in his expensive suit and orange, glue-sniffer hair. 'Heh, heh, it's Tom Robinson. You wiv Red Wedge, heh ? F***king Champagne socialists!'

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